5.09.2017

Both Sides Now

The sky at sunset
is a child’s science project,
tugged-thin cottonballs
& pink cotton candy cyclone
tacked to robin’s egg blue
construction paper,
pinned-on chunks of tree moss
for mountains, and high above,
a cut-out glossy photograph
of the waning gibbous moon.
Does a child notice this,
looking up? Imagine
if we all looked at clouds
like second-grade scientists.

Good morning!
Sharing on the Tuesday Platform in the Imaginary Garden

19 comments:

  1. That's the only way to look at the sky!!!

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  2. I would love to imagine!! Sigh ❤️

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  3. You brought out the kid in me. Alright, he was already out of the closet, but still...

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  4. Very sweet poem

    Happy Tuesday

    much love...

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  5. The best way to look at clouds.......

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  6. New York City is overcast right now. But as soon as the weather makes it possible, I will look at clouds with your poem in my eyes. Love it.

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  7. I can imagine this... especially at dusk (which means 9:30 PM at the moment).

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  8. The possibilities, the child, the clouds...

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  9. The eyes of the child see beauty and wonder.A few lucky adults retain this magic. Enjoyed this poem.

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  10. I love your second grade scientist, Marian. We have one of those.
    ..

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  11. Marian, as I read this poem, found myself singing, Joni Mitchell's song, Both Sides Now. What can I say, she's Canadian, like I am. :)

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  12. There is so much about the world that I wish I could still look at through a child's eyes.

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  13. We probably should try to look at reality with fresh, childlike eyes just to check if we have things right or not although I don't know how we would ever be able to do this.

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  14. I'm not sure, but perhaps we should.

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  15. or if we looked at the world itself through those eyes...you may say i'm a dreamer...but i'm not the only one....

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  16. I agree, if we dare take time from our busy schedules, and look at our surroundings through the child's eye, we'll certainly be rewarded with wonder and beauty. Lovely reminder, Marian!

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  17. if we only could see like scientists. ~

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